Causes Of Drug Trafficking

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In 1999, CDC figures show that over 20,000 Americans died of drug overdoses. Those numbers have risen steadily in almost every subsequent year. However, the death rate really began to skyrocket in 2015. Between the end of 2015 and the end of 2016, the number of annual fatalities rose by more than 10,000. The main cause of all these murders is drug trafficking. According to the CDC over 64,000 people died in 2016 due to drug overdose. Not only do drugs kill, but they also ruin many lives. These illegal drug manufacturers traffic it, drug trafficking affects society greatly and we are going to stop it. It is a difficult process for drug traffickers and drug lords to send their “product” to other countries. The drug trade starts in Mexico, goes…show more content…
to sell it all there making a hefty profit. Most of the illegal drugs in the U.S. comes from Mexico. Although Mexico is only 3rd on the list for biggest producer of illegal drugs it still supplies the U.S. with over 90% of its illegal drugs. This is why a war on drugs is currently taking place in Mexico and had been for 12 years, but hardly any progress is being made by the authorities. Drug lords such as Pablo Escobar and Joaquin Guzmán Loera, a.k.a. "El Chapo” are the main ones controlling the drug trafficking process and head of the cartels. They lose most of their money in the transportation process of the drugs because it is so risky. The cartels transport the drugs from tunnels, to cars, and even in high heels. Most of the drugs are transported through tunnels. There was this one tunnel all the way from Tijuana, Mexico that went to San Diego and transported…show more content…
We can stop the drugs from crossing the border, we can inform people that drugs are bad for them, and we will prevent it in the future. In order to stop drugs from entering the U.S. we have many thing we need to do to stop it. The most impactful action would to be to stop the production of drugs all together, especially in Mexico. The Mexican government should allow U.S. troops in so they could raid or destroy all drug plantations, and arrest all of the people involved in this drug trafficking ring. Doing this would stop drug trafficking all together because they wouldn't have anything to traffic. Having people know how bad drugs can be will also help quite a bit. As you may know schools have set up a D.A.R.E program to teach kids about drugs. This program is great because it teaches kids from a young age not to do drugs. The U.S. government should also employ a program where people who consume illegal drugs would have to mandatory meetings to help them stop doing drugs if they are caught. We also have to prevent drug trafficking in the future as well because it will just come back and the cycle will continue. The Mexican and U.S. government should have daily aircraft patrols all over Mexico. So if they spot a plantation the pilots will dispatch some ground units and they will destroy the field and arrest the people making the drugs. The Mexican government should also employ strict farming rules and send
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